John 14:16 ” And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Counselor to be with you forever – the Spirit of truth.”

The promised Holy Spirit came at Pentecost and as Paul tells us in Romans 8:9 & II Timothy 1:14 He now lives in us. So when I hear someone pray, “Please be with so and so in their time of need…” I’m confused. Granted, asking the Lord to be with someone is a lovely sentiment, especially if that person lives a long distance from us. We can imagine in our minds Jesus lovingly wrapping His arms around that person and drawing them close to Him in a comforting hug…it makes us feel better. But if the Holy Spirit is living within that person…He’s already there…comforting, guiding, and encouraging as only the Counselor and the third part of the Trinity can.

Author: kezha1

A Christian mother, grandmother, and retired nurse living in Illinois. Called into a ministry of encouraging others to find their ultimate plan and purpose in life through Christ.

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